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Rhode to success is through community assistance

Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By JOE JAROSZ
Northeast News
April 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – For as much as the Federal Bureau of Investigation does for the country, they occasionally need help.

And now, one Northeast community member can say he’s been awarded for serving the greater Kansas City area.

On April 4, 2014, at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the bureau recognized John Fierro, president and CEO of the Mattie Rhodes Center, and 57 other individuals and organizations from communities around the country for their community support. Fierro and the other recipients were awarded for their contributions toward crime and violence prevention, education and awareness programs, and efforts to enhance cooperation between law enforcement and all citizens in their community. The Mattie Rhodes Center has been serving Kansas

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    Chateau demolition. Pictured above is The Chateau, 2116-2118 Minnie St., right before emergency demolition in 2009. Built in 1888, the two-family home featured a Chateauesque-style architecture and classically-inspired columns. Submitted photo

    Wagner fights to preserve KC historic buildings

    Posted May 7, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    May 8, 2013

    It was a building in Pendleton Heights that inspired City Council member Scott Wagner to propose amending the city’s historic designation ordinance.

    Built in 1888, the duplex known as “The Chateau” was a prime example of the Chateauesque-style of architecture. It was a rarity in Kansas

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    Primary seat belt ordinance passes

    Posted April 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    May 1, 2013

    Not wearing a seat belt in Kansas City could now cost you $50.

    In unanimous support, Kansas City City Council members adopted a primary seat belt ordinance April 18 and raised the fine for not wearing a seat belt from $10 to $50.

    “At the end of

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    Firearm related homicides and injuries continue to plague KC

    Posted April 30, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    May 1, 2013

    While Kansas City’s homicide rate has trended downward since the 1990s, firearm related homicides have remained steady.

    From 2002 to 2012, 76 percent of Kansas City’s homicides were associated with a gun, said Dr. Rex Archer, director of health for the city of Kansas City.

    Archer discussed

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